Care for Aging Veterans in Durham NC
There are plenty of resources for veterans, though some of those resources may only be available at specific hospitals that can cause somebody to have to drive hundreds of miles just to reach. What about home care?
As veterans get older, they may have certain challenges with their health, physical capabilities, and more. That may make it reasonable to consider the prospect of home care services.
The common tendency.
The common tendency is for family members to step up and take care of their aging loved ones, including elderly veterans. These family members are usually adult children who live relatively close to the senior. This may seem like a practical situation at the time, but several things generally arise through that affair.
The first is that the family member will eventually be required to assist with more and more aspects of daily care for the elderly individual. At first, they may stop by once or twice a week to check on them, do the laundry, and maybe even check the light bulbs, cook a meal or two, and more.
As seniors get used to receiving that type of support, they may also enjoy the benefits of having company, especially if they live alone. Soon, that aging individual is calling their loved one more consistently for more help.
Also, many family caregivers don’t have any prior experience supporting elderly individuals. They may not realize the senior can still do things on his own without any support. They may also discourage exercise or certain activities because they feel it may be unsafe.
In truth, seniors are often encouraged by their doctor to get at least 15 minutes of cardiovascular exercise every single day. For veterans, regardless of whether they are in their 70s, 80s, or 90s, exercise can be incredibly important. How would a family member know this unless they did their research?
For any elderly veteran who requires some type of support and assistance at home, it’s important to rely on a home care aide. An experienced caregiver will likely understand the value of exercise as well as ways to keep the senior safe.
It may seem as though home care is not an affordable option, but it is, especially for veterans who qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit, made available through the VA. This pension program can provide more than $2,000 a month to pay for home care services, and when hiring through an agency, the senior will get the best level of care and support.
If you or an aging loved one are considering care for aging veterans in Durham, NC or the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at HomeChoice Home Care Services. Call today (919) 858-6034
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